WASHINGTON (AP) — Be work horses, not show horses. Choose details over drama. The small stuff? Sweat it. And do it fast.
Republicans retaking control of the House in January are getting lessons from veterans of the past two transitions of power on Capitol Hill — 1994, when the GOP last took control of Congress, and 2006, when Democrats grabbed it back. Lesson No. 1: They have a short window to convince the public they're serious about changing the way Washington works.